Hunting packages include a guided Texas hunt, lodging, continental breakfast, lunch, kennels, bird processing, packaging and freezing. There is no additional charge for any of these services.
OUR HUNTING SEASON: Our Texas hunting season is from the first of November to the end of February. If you would like to hunt earlier than these dates, please refer to the Saskatchewan section and consider waterfowl hunting in Canada.
SASKATCHEWAN AND TEXAS GOOSE HUNTING GUIDES & CRANE HUNTS:
Our morning goose hunting guides originate from our lodge in Midfield, TX.
Wake up call is 3:30 to 4:00 a.m.
Gather in the dining room for a continental breakfast and meet your guide.
Your guide gives a briefing on field conditions, based on the previous day’s information.
After breakfast, your guide takes you to a selected field based on the best conditions for successful hunting.
At the field (Guided Goose Hunt):
Guide and party set out a spread of sillosocks, full body decoys and/or shell decoys.
This is a group effort and can be accomplished in 30 minutes or less.
The guide presents safety orientation before the hunt begins.
Our Waterfowl Guides are:
Seasoned professionals who know how to set a spread and call geese to optimize your successful hunting experience.
No amateurs guides are allowed at Bay Prairie Outfitters.
Stat: 80% of our clients who return request the same guide.
All guides have 4 wheelers to haul equipment to the field.
Basic Guided Goose Hunt rule:
We reserve the right to combine hunting parties to ensure the best quality shooting for everyone. Combining parties is needed from time to time but yields larger spreads which normally equal better shoots.
We require 6 or more for a private party.
Hunts end at noon.
Types of birds hunted:
To provide the best hunting experience possible!
We suggest that you bring the following items with you to your Bay Prairie hunt:
Camo Clothing (light/warm)
12 ga. 3 inch or larger for geese
Shot size: BB or larger
also have shotgun shells for sale, shotgun and wader rentals.
Weather plays a key role in the success of our guided goose hunts. The more turbulent and storm-filled the weather, the better for hunting. Clear, calm days will be less successful.
TEXAS DUCK HUNTING:
offer both morning and afternoon bay ducks hunts that take place in
the coastal marshes around the Port O'Connor/Seadrift area. For our
morning hunts we also offer lodging and a continental breakfast in the
We have five coast guard licensed guides with boats.
We do not depend upon fixed blinds for our hunting
success. If no brush is available where the ducks are, we will cut brush
and bring it to the best area for the hunt. Our morning and afternoon
ducks hunts are for a minimum of three and maximum of four hunters per
blind. You may share a boat for transport with another party but we
do not hunt from boats.
Shallow water bay flats are usually hunted for
pintail, redheads, widgeon and teal, but other species that are harvested
include mallard, mottled duck, wood duck, bufflehead, scaup and black
bellied whistling tree duck. Eighty percent of the redhead population
of North America winters in the coastal marshes of Texas where we hunt
regularly. We have such a variety of birds to hunt that many of our
hunters collect different species for mounting.
THE BEST WAY TO ENJOY OUR TEXAS WATERFOWL HUNTING:
indulge in a full day of great waterfowling, we suggest that you plan
to hunt geese and cranes in the morning, and follow it up with an afternoon
bay duck hunt. We have been offering bay duck hunts in this area since
If you do not wish to hunt geese, we also provide morning bay hunts
for ducks with lodging near the bay.
suggest that you bring the following items for bay duck hunting at Bay
We recommend 2's 3's or 4 shot for ducks
also have shotgun shells for sale, shotgun and wader rentals.
guarantee the dates of your choice, make reservations early. We usually
do book out.
A deposit is required to confirm reservations with the balance due upon
arrival. We accept Visa and MasterCard.
Deposits are non refundable, cannot be applied to someone else's balance
nor applied to an upcoming season.
BAY PRAIRIE LODGE
is located in Midfield Texas, about 80 miles southwest of Houston.
We offer full service lodging facility with a dining room for meals
in a quiet comfortable setting.
Our rooms include one or two beds, cable TV, telephone, ac/heat, and
Kennels are available on-site for hunters who wish to work their own
Reservations must be made in advance if you wish to bring your own retriever.
Our three cabins are set up for private parties
of 4 or more. Each cabin will sleep 4 to 6 hunters.
Clean and comfortable, these cabins are the solution for large party
Each cabin includes card tables, cable TV,and telephone. Cabin bathrooms
are clean and private.
Bay Prairie is a clean and neat facility and we pride ourselves on the
quality of our offerings.
Our state of the art bird cleaning facility
is located on the premises.
There are no fees for cleaning your birds, we do this free as part of
your hunting package.
For mounting birds, we will package and freeze them for transport to
your favorite taxidermist.
TO BAY PRAIRIE: Our
lodge is located in Midfield Texas, about 80 miles southwest of
GEORGE BUSH & HOBBY AIRPORTS:
the car rental agency directions to the Beltway 8 (Sam Houston
Take Beltway 8 southwest and follow it around to Hwy. 59 (Victoria
Travel Hwy. 59 south to El Campo, take Hwy. 71 exit (El Campo/Palacios)
exit off of Hwy. 59. Turn left onto Hwy. 71 and go 16.6 miles.
You will come to an intersection with a blinking light and stop
sign. The Bay Prairie Lodge will be to your right on the corner.
hunters you will need a: 5 day special nonresident license along with a Texas state
duck stamp and a federal duck stamp.
If you are planning to hunt Sandhill cranes please ask them for a free
You can get your license two different ways:
Call TP&W at 800-895-4248 - OR- Buy
your license online - Texas
Bay Prairie Outfitters (BPO&P, INC.) is licensed to
operate in Saskatchewan, Canada.
We offer three day package waterfowl hunts, with a minimum of four hunters per group. The three day waterfowl hunting package includes three nights of lodging, three meals, (continental breakfast, lunch and dinner), three guided morning Saskatchewan waterfowl hunts and two afternoon hunts, license, shotgun shells and bird processing. Our waterfowl hunts in Saskatchewan are from Monday thru Wednesday or Thursday thru Saturday. There is no hunting allowed on Sunday in Saskatchewan.
We are located 1 1/2 hrs. East of Regina in the lower eastern
part of the province. However we operate in 5 zones and will go
where the birds are to provide the best waterfowl experience possible.
The zones are known for holding plentiful numbers of ducks, geese
and cranes. Some of the best shooting experiences ever occur in
Saskatchewan and we are in the heart of the flyway. We hunt over
barley, peas and wheat fields mostly for mallards and canada geese.
Your waterfowl experience will begin by flying into the city of
Regina and renting a car. That afternoon we will meet you at your
lodging facility and will have your license and shells ready.
The next morning a continental breakfast will be provided and
we will leave around 4:00 a.m. You will follow your guide to and
from the field. We use only the best hunting equipment to insure
a quality hunt for you. Decoys, blinds calling etc. will be provided.
Normally the hunt will be over by 10:00 a.m. and we will return
for lunch. Later, that afternoon we will go out on an afternoon
duck hunt if you have not limited out that morning. Another option
would be afternoon snow goose or sandhill crane hunting. In addition,
at times we may be able to hunt Hungarian partridge or sharp-tailed
That evening a great dinner will be provided
and we will awake you the next morning to begin again. The thrill
of hunting waterfowl in Saskatchewan is a waterfowler's dream.
Book a hunt with us and experience a dream come true.
SASKATCHEWAN WATERFOWL HUNTING DATES AND LIMITS
- Sept. 01 thru Dec. 15h 8
Daily of which only three may be pintails. Possession: Two times
- WHITE GEESE - Sept. 01 thru Dec. 15th
and blue phase snow geese and Ross's geese. 20 daily Limit. Possession:
- Sept. 10 thru Dec. 15th Includes Canada and white-fronted geese. Limit 8 daily of
which only 3 may be white-fronted geese.
Camo Clothing, layered is ideal. Temps
average 25 to 60 in Sept. & colder in Oct.
Waterproof clothing, gloves and warm
12 ga. Shotgun 3 or 3.5" (modified
- if you would like to participate please join in with
for your birds
IN YOUR HUNT
Lodging and Meals
Guided Morning Hunts and
Two Guided Afternoon Hunts
and Shotgun Shells (3" provided)
Processing (Birds will be breasted
with one wing left on)
INCLUDED IN YOUR HUNT
and from the field
WHEN TRAVELING TO CANADA
You must have a passport.
We would recommend you bring two shotguns. One for back up just
in case you have a malfunction problems. You will need to register
your guns with U.S. Customs in order to bring them back over the
border from Canada. Be sure your gun case is airline approved.
In order to bring shotguns into Canada,
print out a Non-resident Firearm Declaration
form CAFC 909.
This form needs to be filled out in triplicate. Do not sign.
Wait until you are in front of a custom agent and then sign.
Another way is to pre-register by calling 306-975-4755 ext.
If you have had any criminal offense, even a DUI,
contact Canada Border Crossing services at 800-438-7020.
the dates of your choice, make reservations early. We usually
do book out.
A 50% deposit is required to confirm reservations with the balance
due no later than Aug. 15th. We accept Visa and MasterCard.
Deposits are non refundable, cannot be applied to someone else's
balance nor applied to an upcoming season.